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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program; Insurance for Mortgages to Refinance Existing HECMs (FR-4667)

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Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.




The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.


Comments Due Date: June 8, 2001.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval number and should be sent to: Joseph F. Lackey, Jr., OMB Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, Q, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, Southwest, Washington, DC 20410; e-mail; telephone (202) 708-2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of the proposed forms and other available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained form Mr. Eddins.

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The Department has submitted the proposal for the collection of information, as described below, to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Notice lists the following information: (1) The title of the information collection proposal; (2) the office of the agency to collect the information; (3) the OMB approval number, if applicable; (4) the description of the need for the information and its proposed use; (5) the agency form number, if applicable; (6) what members of the public will be affected by the proposal; (7) how frequently information submissions will be required; (8) an estimate of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information submission including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response; (9) whether the proposal is new, an extension, reinstatement, or revision of an information collection requirement; and (10) the name and telephone number of an agency official familiar with the proposal and of the OMB Desk Officer for the Department. This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program; Insurance for Mortgages to Refinance Existing HECMs (FR-4667).

OMB Approval Number: 2502-XXXX.

Form Numbers: None.

Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: HUD provides mortgages insurance for the refinancing of an existing HECM, and establishes several requirements concerning such refinancing. Regulatory provision requires that the mortgagee provide the mortgagors, a good faith estimate of the total cost of the refinancing and the increase in the mortgagor's principal limit as measured by the estimated initial principal limit on the mortgage to be insured less the current principal limit on the HECM that is being refinanced.

Respondents: Individual or households.

Frequency of Submission: On occasion.

Reporting Burden:

Number of respondentsxFrequency of responsexHours per response=Burden hours

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 2,000.

Status: New Collection.

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Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended.

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Dated: May 3, 2001.

Donna L. Eden,

Director, Office of Investments Strategies, Policy and Management.

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[FR Doc. 01-11696 Filed 5-8-01; 8:45 am]